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How can I fund my further study?

Often the biggest concern about further study is how to fund it, particularly as you may already have debts from your undergraduate studies. 

Investigate all the funding options that might be available and think laterally - don't rule out charities or family and friends. Allow yourself time to investigate all the possibilities and to follow up any likely leads. 

Studying abroad?

Take a look at some of these funding opportunities:
The Association of Commonwealth Universities
Fulbright - provides grants for study in the US
Funding for US study - database of scholarships and grants
International Graduate - funding study in the USA
JSPS London Postdoctoral Fellowship (Japan)
Study in Australia - funding available for study in Australia
DAAD - information about studying in Germany, funding opportunities and scholarships

Useful resources

There is useful overview information on:

Postgraduate funding vidcast  covers the main funding schemes and explains how you can still undertake postgraduate study, even in the absence of formal funding.

Direct.gov provides information about Professional & Career Development Loans and the university website has the answers to some frequently asked questions about these loans.

Some courses come with funding, such as certain teaching courses, so check the relevant website for latest information.

Postgraduate funding information for Plymouth University courses
The Teaching Agency website has funding information for teacher training in England.

If you are applying to Plymouth University, please refer to the Postgraduate funding web pages.

Searchable databases
Postgraduate studentships  comprehensive guide to postgraduate funding opportunities, taught & research level
Scholarships Times portal for Uk & International Scholarships / Financial Aid News
Target Courses Funding Database
Turn2Us - search through welfare benefits, grants and other sources of funding.

FindAMasters Postgraduate Funding Awards
FindAPhD Postgraduate Funding Awards
Institution of Mechanical Engineers - scholarships & awards
Leverhulme Trust - scholarships for education and research

Resources in Career Gateway

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